Are you offending your dog?
There is a common theory out there that for a successful relationship with your dog, you need to show them "whose boss". While it is true you want to be viewed as a leader to your pooch, you ideally want to be the leader of the team. This is much different then being the dictator. Team leaders wind up with well balanced, well mannered dogs who are happy to be living with you.
What are you doing to make your dog feel inferior?
So who are you listening to for training? Here are 5 common training methods that will ruin your relationship with your dog:
Seem self explanatory? How about your body language? Are you doing things that are stressing out your dog, and you don't even realize it? Here are a few common things you may be doing which will leave your dog hesitant to follow your training commands, or worse!
So do any of these sound familiar? These, and many other common behaviors, are actually counter productive for your pooch. That is why we at Confident Canine spend much time stressing behaviors that bond owner with dog, not draw a line between them. They don't take much work, but they are very effective. Just a couple of examples include:
So do you like what you are seeing so far? This is our approach to education. Notice how it involves you almost as much as it does the dog? If you want to learn more, please let us know, we'll be happy to teach you!